Review: The First of Shadows

The First of ShadowsThe Riven Realm Book OneBy Deck Matthews How do you kill a shadow? As a raging storm descends on the Blasted Coast, the crippled young rigger, Caleb Rusk, meets a stranger on the road. Little does he know that the encounter will pull him into a conflict that threatens everything he holds…

Review: Revenant Winds

Revenant WindsThe Tainted Cabal Book OneBy Mitchell Hogan As a secret cabal schemes to awaken an evil thought defeated millennia ago, the lives of three unlikely heroes are fated to converge: Aldric, a veteran priest and sorcerer, who seeks acceptance from the church that shuns him. On the brink of their approval, he receives a…

Review: Red Sister

Red SisterBook of the Ancestor 1By Mark Lawrence At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate…

Review: Salvation

SalvationThe Salvation Sequence 1By Peter F. Hamilton Know your enemy – or be defeatedAD 2204An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion – so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction.…